Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Covington.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

2,084

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Chris

21 years of experience
1777 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chriss was excellent with our car repair. He wa sprites soon all and courteous. Our son is high risk and needs to be self isolated right now and Chriss was extremely accommodating. We would recommend his service to everyone!
Very Good Fixed my water pump on 2002 VW New Beetle.I will recommend to friends and Family.Thanks Again!

Chris

17 years of experience
374 reviews
Chris
17 years of experience
Prompt & professional, fixed what needed fixing and provided recommendations
Great! Chris Very knowledgeable and handles all installations professionally. Does the job right

David

13 years of experience
67 reviews
David
13 years of experience
David showed up on time was very professional it said it would take 4 to 5 hours to complete he did it in 3 hours Plus he build up the coolant reservoir put air in my flat tire and diagnosed a bad battery overall he was awesome

Andrew

14 years of experience
272 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Andrew did an amazing job and was super knowledgeable and kind and answered any question i had . He went above and beyond and i highly recommend him and will use him again.

Emmette

35 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
35 years of experience
I was very impressed with my services. He showed me the leak in my water pump. I like the fact this was his passion and his reputation spoke for itself. I immediately referred two people.

Anthony

16 years of experience
39 reviews
Anthony
16 years of experience
After getting a quote for a water pump replacement that I assumed included a solid gold water pump, I went online searching for other options and came across YourMechanic. Based on the price (over 50% less) and the Sunday (The next day) availability, I figured it was worth a shot. Anthony just finished the job and I have to say, I was absolutely blown away. Anthony showed up on time and immediately got to work. He let me observe and explained to me everything he was doing along the way. I won't lie and say that I understood it all, but it certainly beats leaving my jeep at a shop and having no idea exactly what's going on under the hood. He had the entire job finished in under two hours, which seemed even shorter in that speaking with him. He's an incredible mechanic and the ideal go-to guy whenever there's an issue that needs to be addressed. I'd give more stars if I could, just can't recommend this guy enough.

Ross

17 years of experience
54 reviews
Ross
17 years of experience
A mechanic I trust

Jacob

11 years of experience
295 reviews
Jacob
11 years of experience
Again, Jacob came through in a big way. Needed parts replaced so my AC could run properly before the big heat wave and he saved the day. His dedication to his customers and craft are second to none.

Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience

Joe

22 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
22 years of experience
Great Experience!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Covington?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Covington. Our mechanics in Covington are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Covington.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Toyota Avalon $707 $611.26 $95.98 4% $740.26
2007 Mercury Grand Marquis $192 $112.46 $79.99 12% $219.96
2005 Pontiac Wave $491 $154.81 $335.95 19% $606.31
2010 Lexus LS600h $387 $219.16 $167.97 12% $444.91
2012 Cadillac Escalade $456 $287.91 $167.97 11% $513.66
2010 Jaguar XJ $330 $186.50 $143.98 13% $380.00

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Water Pump Replacement Service

What is a water pump and how does it work?

The water pump is a belt or chain-driven engine accessory bolted to the engine above the crankshaft pulley. The pump housing has an impeller that circulates engine coolant through the cooling system passageways in the engine block and cylinder head, on to the radiator, where the coolant temperature is reduced. . The lower temperature coolant then flows back to the water inlet on the engine and the water pump continues the cycle.

When to consider replacing the water pump:

  • Coolant leaks or overheating. The water pump impeller shaft is supported by a bearing. Eventually, the bearing or seal can wear and leak or damage the impeller. Many water pumps have weep holes near the pump bearing. If you see significant leakage from that weep hole, it is time to replace the pump.
  • Bearing roughness or noise. If the water pump shaft does not turn smoothly or the pump is noisy, the bearing is excessively worn. Pump replacement will be necessary.
  • Timing belt replacement. In engines where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, it is a good idea to replace the water pump at the same time the timing belt is replaced. The extensive work explains why it is always recommended to replace the water pump whenever the mechanic already has these components removed for regularly scheduled timing belt replacement.

How do mechanics replace the water pump?

  • The water pump is usually bolted to the front of the engine. The replacement procedure will vary depending on whether the pump is driven by the timing belt, the serpentine belt, or chain.
  • On a cold engine, the engine coolant is drained to a level below the water pump.
  • Components that require removing to access the water pump are removed, including the belt or chain that directly drive the pump.
  • The bolts holding the pump to the engine are removed and the pump is pulled out.
  • The gasket surface must be cleaned and the pump mounting surface inspected. A new gasket, rubber seal, or RTV sealant, as required, is installed and then the new pump. The bolts are torqued in sequence using a calibrated inch pound torque wrench.
  • For applications where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, the timing belt must be removed. Typically, this requires removal of the crankshaft pulley, timing belt covers, and timing belt tensioner. Once the new pump is installed, new coolant is added back while bleeding the cooling system of any air. The engine is then run and brought to normal operating temperature to check for leaks and ensure normal operating temperature.

Is it safe to drive with a water pump problem?

No. Should the water pump only leak a little bit, you can drive the car. However, a small leak could suddenly enlarge or the pump bearing might unexpectedly seize. Either circumstance would likely cause engine overheating. If a defective water pump causes the overheating, it is not safe to drive because of the damage to the engine.

When replacing the water pump keep in mind:

  • It is best to install a new cooling system thermostat when you install a new water pump, especially if the thermostat is old or original.
  • Completely flushing the cooling system is a good idea when you replace the water pump. Flushing can be done before or after pump replacement.
  • The rest of the cooling system should be inspected too — particularly rubber hoses, which have a limited lifetime.

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